Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says he supports adding dental treatment to Medicare but a scheme is an "aspiration" for the coalition rather than a commitment.

The big problem with Medicare, as it stands, is that it supports treatment for every part of the body except the mouth," he told the National Press Club in Canberra.

"People sometimes spend years on Medicare-funded antibiotics because they can't get Medicare-funded dentistry.

"(But) I stress that Medicare-funded dentistry is an aspiration not a commitment."

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Dentist Melbourne CBD

If you’re looking for a dentist in the Melbourne CBD, look no further than Melbourne Central Dental. MC Dental specialises in cosmetic dentistry and general dental services in Melbourne, offering treatments including dental implant fitting, teeth whitening and sleep dentistry. Book yourself in for a clean and a check-up, or for any other dental procedure, by calling 03 8608 8968.

The importance of regular dental visits

While most of us know that we are meant to go to the dentist every six months, many of us tend to try to avoid it, or put it off. This may be because we are too busy, or we don’t feel like we need to go, or even that we are scared to go, but in truth we may well be causing ourselves damage.

In this short video, Dr. Tiffany Peterson talks through some of the reasons why visiting the dentist regularly is so important. In general, she says that in her experience people do not floss enough and do not go to the dentist frequently enough, and that this can lead to a wide range of problems.

One of the reasons that she hears from people about not going to the dentist is that nothing is hurting. However, she suggests that by the time something is hurting, it is often too late to do anything about it, other than fairly drastic measures such as a root canal or pulling teeth out. More serious conditions can also occur as a result of not taking care of your teeth, including an increased risk of diabetes, increased risk of heart disease, and a higher chance of having a baby prematurely.

A regular professional dental clean and check-up can help keep your teeth in good condition, prevent the development of more serious problems, and can help to spot potential dangers before they have a chance to develop. One of the most important of these conditions is oral cancer, and simply visiting your dentist every six months for a check-up dramatically increases the chance of this dangerous condition being caught early.

Dental care in Melbourne

If you’re looking for a dentist in the Melbourne CBD, look no further than Melbourne Central Dental. MC Dental provides dental services in Melbourne, offering treatments including dental implant fitting, teeth whitening and sleep dentistry. Book yourself in for a clean and a check-up, or for any other dental procedure, by calling 03 8608 8968.

The information contained on this website and websites linked to this website (Information) does not constitute or comprise comprehensive medical or dental advice. You should seek dental advice directly from your dentist before acting or relying on the Information.

 

Teeth whitening procedures are among the most common reasons people visit cosmetic dentists, with the objective of restoring the natural whiteness of the teeth and boosting self-confidence, along with other long-lasting benefits.

Benefits of teeth whitening

A white smile is commonly associated with good health and beauty, and studies have found that people tend to respond more favourably when interacting with other people who have bright smiles and evenly shaped teeth. People who are confident about their teeth smile more often, which can improve their mood and have positive consequences in both their professional and personal lives. Having your teeth whitened is a simple and painless way to achieve natural whiteness in your smile. 

Teeth whitening methods

Teeth whitening treatments can be performed in clinics or at home, using over the counter or prescription products. In-office bleaching is generally recommended over whitening strips and other home remedies, as you will benefit from the professional expertise of a trained cosmetic dentist and minimise the risk of something going wrong. Compared to home treatments, cosmetic dentistry is also faster and may be done in a single session, sometimes taking as little as 30 minutes. Your dentist may also be able to provide home teeth whitening kits containing peroxide, which offer more effective results than whitening strips.

Visit a cosmetic dentist in Melbourne

Melbourne Central Dental offers a range of cosmetic dental treatments and general dental services in Melbourne, including teeth whitening, sleep dentistry and implants. Book an appointment with acosmetic dentist in Melbourne by calling 03 8608 8968.

The information contained on this website and websites linked to this website (Information) does not constitute or comprise comprehensive medical or dental advice. You should seek dental advice directly from your dentist before acting or relying on the Information.

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